First post, by Runar77
I just bought an old Compaq Prolinea 4/66 which, oddly enough, has a 486DX 33mhz CPU (I would think it had a DX2 66mhz because of the name). The idea is to build a computer more or less similar to my first PC (a 486DX2 50mhz).
The thing is, I do remember HDD's being noisy back then, but this noisy? It makes my head hurt in a couple of minutes. Maybe there is something wrong with it, although it does seem to work fine.
Browsing through this forum, I see that there are lots of alternatives, but I get a bit confused because they all seems to have their pitfalls. In your opinion, what solution would be best suited, and easiest to get to work, for this 486-computer? A CF-IDE solution, SD-IDE solution, getting a converter to use a modern SATA (SSD) disk or just buying another old IDE HDD and hope it is more quiet than the one already mounted in the PC?